Changes in the federal tax code made in 2017 could very well lead you to not itemize on your federal tax return. The standard deduction was raised to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for married couples.
The hitch: Under current Kansas law, you can't itemize on your state return if you don't itemize on your federal return, which means in some cases Kansans will pay more taxes if the Legislature doesn't change the law this session.
Overall, about 14 percent of Kansas taxpayers — or 169,772 — itemized on their state returns in tax year . . .